Henrietta Lacks’ Family started HELA100 to honor her 100th birthday on August 1, 2020. Today, HELA100 continues as the Lacks family-led initiative on a mission to educate future generations on the impact of her HeLa cells while advancing health equity and social justice.
HELA100.ORG is the home of The Lacks Family's various efforts to honor Henrietta Lacks.
The Lacks Family are grateful for the continued support of the following Advisors.
Their passion and commitment to elevate the contributions of our grandmother,
Henrietta Lacks has been invaluable as we CELLebrate her legacy.
As the children of Henrietta Lacks’ son David “Sonny” Lacks, Jeri and David Jr. (pictured above) co-founded "CELLebrate Henrietta Lacks" and The Lacks Family led #HELA100 Centennial CELLebration to ensure that future generations recognize their grandmother's incontestable impact through education and dialogue. Click here to learn more about their work and story.
To learn more about CELLebrate Henrietta Lacks, for media inquiries or to request an interview with Jeri or David Lacks, Jr., email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Henrietta Lacks House of Healing (HLHOH) is a 501c3 non-profit that provides transitional housing, educational and health resources to combat homelessness, recidivism and facilitate re-entry into the community after recent release.
As the child of Henrietta’s second daughter Deborah Lacks, Alfred Lacks Carter started the Henrietta Lacks House of Healing to ensure there are equitable opportunities in Baltimore for marginalized men and women in the very community Henrietta raised her children. Today, Alfred serves as the Founder & President of the Henrietta Lacks House of Healing. Click here to learn more about his work and story.
Henrietta Lacks House of Healing collaborates as the fiscal sponsor of HELA100: The Henrietta Lacks Initiative led by The Lacks Family.
MAIL: Henrietta Lacks House of Healing
The IRIS Collaborative is proud to partner with The Lacks Family to implement HELA100. Since 2015, Shyrea Thompson, Founder & Principal of The IRIS Collaborative, has been a champion of The Lacks Family-led efforts and is honored to provide the initial pro bono services to support HELA100. IRIS Collaborators also proudly providing HELA100 services include JaiSauna Thompson, Falasha Zuend, and Brianne Murphy. Click here to learn more.